Coenonympha dorus

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Dusky heath
Coenonympha dorus (2008.08.13 Alquezar Spain).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Coenonympha
C. dorus
Binomial name
Coenonympha dorus
Esper, 1782

Coenonympha dorus, the dusky heath, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae.[1] It is found in south-western Europe and North Africa.[2]

The length of the forewings is 16–17 mm. The butterfly is on the wing from June to August.

The larvae feed on various grasses.


  1. ^ "Coenonympha Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Kodandaramaiah, Ullasa; Wahlberg, Niklas (2009). "Phylogeny and biogeography of Coenonympha butterflies (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) – patterns of colonization in the Holarctic". Systematic Entomology. 34 (2): 315–323. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2008.00453.x. ISSN 0307-6970.

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